Tips on Tree Trimming

Tips on Tree Trimming. We recommend that the use of certain cutting tools and techniques be followed, as this aid with safety when working.

Things to Do –

  • Remember incorrect tree pruning will cause damage the tree for life.
  • Check your trees after a storm to see if there is trimming or removal is required.

Things Not to Do –

  • Prune or trim without a good plant health reason.
  • Remove any more than 20 percent of branches during a season.
  • Prune a freshly planted tree for the first year, only if you are removing dying or broken branches.
  • Prune within 5 meters of a electricity wires – contact a licensed team.
  • Don’t do a pruning job that requires a chain saw and high  ladder work.
  • Don’t leave branch stubs, or cut off the branch at the join.
  • Don’t climb the tree by yourself.
  • Remove the inner growth foliage and branches

Incorrect pruning may cause disease or pest problems. Before starting any work, it’s important to understand exactly how to prune or trim a tree.

When branches are removed well, the wounds will heal over making a nice thick circle all the way around the cut.

It’s important to cut the tree correctly in order to protect the tree from future problems, like root rot caused by water pooling in the wound.

Some types of trimming and pruning may be necessary to maintain a mature tree in a healthy, safe, and long term condition.

Recommend the removal of dead, dying, diseased, weakly attached branches from the crown top of a tree.

Thinning a tree is branch removal to improve super structure and to increase light and air through the thick branches and the top crown. It also opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight, and helps retain a trees normal growing shape.

Tips on Tree Trimming

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